Staff Leadership

IPA has ongoing research or partnership operations in 51 countries across Africa, North and South America, and South and Southeast Asia. We have more than 350 projects completed or ongoing and over 900 staff around the world. Below is a listing of our initiative, scale-up, country, and administrative directors.

United States - New Haven Headquarters

Annie Duflo, Executive Director

Thomas Gray, Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Kiessel, Chief Program Officer

Delia WelshDeputy Executive Director, Research and Policy

Pace Phillips, Programs Director West Africa and Asia

Ife Osaga-Ondondo, General Counsel

Cepeda Johnson, Senior Director of Human Resources

Faith McCollister, Associate Director, Post Conflict Recovery and Fragile States and GFII

Anthony De Luca, Director of Information Technology 

Caroline Fiennes, European Outreach Affiliate

Niall Keleher, Senior Director of Research Methods and Knowledge Management

Matthew Kerner, Controller

Don Sowers, Director of Global Program Operations

Doug Parkerson, Programs Director, East Africa and Latin America

Sarah de Tournemire, Senior Director of Communications and Development

Aishwarya Ratan, Initiative Director, Global Financial Inclusion Initiative (Yale University)

Lauri Robbins Ericson, Senior Advisor to Executive Director 

Beniamino Savonitto, Project Director, Financial Capability Research Fund

United States - Washington, DC

Nathanael Goldberg, Policy Director

Lucia Sanchez, Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Initiative


Shoraez Shahjahan, Country Director


Tom Vincent, Country Director

Chase Stafford, Deputy Country Director - Accra

Madeleen Husselman, Northern Regional Manager


Justin Oliver, Acting Country Director

Claudia Cassarotto, Deputy Country Director


Thomas Munthali, Country Director


Nicolo Tomaselli, Country Representative


Jihae Hong, Project Director


Adam Kemmis Betty, Country Director

Dylan Ramshaw, Deputy Country Director


Nassereena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director

Mark Miller, Deputy Country Director


Kris Cox, Country Representative

Sierra Leone

Andrew Tedesco, Country Director


Jeff Alumai, Country Director

Daniele Ressler, Deputy Country Director

Kyle Holloway, Research Manager


Elana Safran, Acting Country Director

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